"...'Independence Day' is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays.
"Similar to other summer-themed events, Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors.
"Independence Day is a federal holiday, so all non-essential federal institutions, including the postal service and federal courts are closed on that day.
"Many politicians make it a point on this day to appear at a public event to praise the nation's heritage, laws, history, society, and people...."
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